Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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War                                             2,2,3
This night before we part?"
8    "O yes, to go along with you 'Tis my whole heart's desire; To be your humble servant, Disguised in man's attire."
9    They started out to Paisley town, And much they wondered there All for to see this new servant
So gentle and so fair.
10 The people all admired them As they marched on parade, But httle they thought that a soldier's coat Could conceal so fair a maid.
n They quickly sailed over To India's burning sands. No tongue can tell what Mary stood On India's trackless lands.
12    But when she saw her strength was gone, She strove her woes to hide;
And turning around with a pleasant smile Saw Henry by her side.
13    The battle it was raging on, A spear had pierced his side; He never faltered at his post, But where he fell, he died.
14    She raised him from the bloody field, And in her arms she pressed;
And as she strove his -wounds to heal, A ball passed through her breast.
15    "I fear you're deeply wounded, love," Young Henry he did say;
"I fear you're deeply wounded, Your face is like the clay.

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